Summer School: Epistemologies of the South V


Curia, Portugal. June 24 to July 2, 2019

The Epistemologies of the South are an epistemological and political proposal that put into question the hegemonic centrality of the modern eurocentric matrix project and wager on the broadening of cognitive justice and social justice recognising the impossibility of one existing without the other. The South, in this context, is not a geographical place, rather a metaphor for the unjust suffering promoted by the oppression of colonialism, capitalism and hetero-patriarchy and for a plural space of epistemological creativity closely linked to knowledges forged in resistances and struggles. The South thus thought is heterogeneous and includes diverse spaces, varied experiences and an infinity of knowledges. The Epistemologies of the South recognize these differences and value them, encouraging South-South dialogues, as well as South-North dialogues. Continue reading

CRITICAL ZONE – conference program


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February 21-22, 2019

Daniel Fetzner, Susanne Kriemann, Toni Hildebrandt, Sudipto Basu, Vera Tollmann, Damien Pelletier-Brun & Lena Quelvennec, Bruno Latour & Alexandra Arènes & Jérôme Gaillardet, Martina Sauer, Michael Rottmann, Léa Perraudin, Olga Timurgalieva, Lars Christian Grabbe, Magdalena Eckes, Steven Banwart & Anna Krzywoszyńska, Daniel Irrgang & Bettina Korintenberg. Continue reading

Reading Retreat in Umbria: “Anthropocene Organisms”

Umbria, Italy. May 26-June 5, 2019

Announcing a reading and discussion retreat in Umbria, Italy on the topic of “Anthropocene Organisms” from May 26th to June 5th, 2019.

The retreat will take place in the medieval Italian hill town of Monte Castello di Vibio using facilities made available by the International Center for the Arts. A small group of scholars will gather to spend mornings reading and discussing important contemporary papers with optional evening sessions workshopping papers-in-progress by the group’s members. The idea is to provide a relaxing environment for some focused work on important emerging areas of environmental and animal thought. Afternoons are free. Continue reading

VI Escuela Doctoral ESOCITE 2019


Quito. August 19-21, 2019

La Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO-Ecuador) y la Escuela Politécnica Nacional organizan la VI Escuela Doctoral de Estudios Sociales y Políticos sobre la Ciencia y la Tecnología de ESOCITE (Sociedad Latinoamericana de Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia y la Tecnología) que tendrá lugar en Quito entre el 14 y 17 de agosto de 2019. El encuentro busca reunir un colectivo de alrededor de 25 jóvenes investigadores en fase avanzada de redacción de sus tesis doctorales con el propósito de debatir avances de investigación, modelos de análisis, metodologías aplicadas y los aportes realizados al campo CTS y a las sociedades de la región. Continue reading